Pre-employment health questions Guidance for job applications on Section 60 of the Equality Act 2010

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First published: 01 Jun 2014

This is the cover of Pre-employment health questions: Guidance for job applicants on Section 60 ofthe Equality Act 2010

Section 60 of the Equality Act 2010 makes it generally unlawful for you to be asked questions about your health or disability before you are offered a job. The Commission can take legal action and you may have a claim of disability discrimination if you are asked unlawful questions. 

The legal interpretation of Section 60 can be found in our publication: Employment Statutory Code of Practice, at pages 126 to 131. Please see our website: We also refer to it in our Equality Act 2010 guidance for workers: Your rights to equality at work: When you apply for a job (also available on the Commission's website)

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